The 2023 season has been an up-and-down one for Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love. In his first season as the replacement for Aaron Rodgers, he has experienced more lows than highs.
Coming out of the gates fast, Love threw six touchdowns in the Packers’ first two games of the season. He has thrown only six in the subsequent six games to go along with eight interceptions.
Heading into Week 9 against the Los Angeles Rams, Love had thrown an interception in five consecutive games. However, he was able to snap that streak with a strong performance against Los Angeles in a convincing 20-3 victory.
After a rough stretch, could that game against the Rams be the one that gets Love back on track? If it was a sign of things to come, the Packers are going to start looking a lot better on the offensive side of the ball.
Love recorded a PFF grade of 83.2, which is considered high quality. He was the highest-graded player on the offense against the Rams per Jacob Morley of Packer Report on 247 Sports. Rounding out the top five with Love with offensive tackle Rasheed Walker, wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks, running back AJ Dillon and offensive lineman Yosh Nijman.
That is the single-highest game grade of the season for Love, who had failed to record an offensive grade above 68.1 this season. His passing grade of 76.3 and running grade of 80.0 were also both season-highs for the Utah State product.
While Love’s production wasn’t spectacular by any means, as 228 yards and one touchdown is pretty ho-hum, he did everything the Packers needed him to do to help get a victory. The biggest takeaway from his performance was his accuracy, as he completed a season-high 76.9 percent of his passes.
Love will be facing a much stiffer test in Week 10 as the Packers will be heading on the road to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Having a good game against a stellar defense would be a nice building block following one of his better outings of the season in Week 9.